A film premiere viewing is to be offered free to five to 19 year olds in Sheffield and Doncaster, by an education charity.
The much-awaited film of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life, story and personal journey as an education activist will be shown by Into Film at Sheffield Workstation and Doncaster Vue Cinemas on November 4 at 10am,
The screenings of He Named Me Malala are part of the Into Film Festival 2015. This documentary is an extraordinary account of one young person’s courage, determination, and campaign for equality that is seen to have the power to inspire all young people.
Tickets for the Festival that runs from November 4 to 24 can be booked now at www.intofilm.org/festival
The youth festival is supported by Cinema First and the BFI through Lottery funding, and is a major cultural and educational event taking place as part of an on-going initiative to place film at the heart of young people’s learning and personal development.
Celebrity supporters include Eddie Redmayne, Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ian McKellen.
The educational power of film is celebrated as it enables 400,000 young people to watch, discuss, review and make films. Open to schools, colleges, parents and youth leaders, the programme features new and classic films, workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals.
This is supported by teaching resources to promote discussion and engage young people in topics ranging from literacy, science and online safety to racism, anti-bullying, copyright and critical thinking.
On November 11 there will be a screening of Jane Eyre with a talk by Paul Clayton, Director of National Association for Teaching English, at Sheffield Vue from 10am. And there will be screenings of The Princess Bride and What we Do in the Shadows at the Sheffield Workstation on November 11.